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Bridge collapses – Learning from history

Event organised by ICE

18 May 2022
18:00 - 19:00 BST (GMT+1)
Cornwall Council Chamber
New County Hall
Treyew Road
Truro, TR1 3AY
United Kingdom

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The first two decades of the 21st Century have seen over 120 major bridge collapses around the world, claiming around 1,000 lives.

This talk will review some of those collapses but also look back to how other failures have improved a wider understanding of causes and how lessons can be learned.

Finally, there will be a reflection on the current position; is a lack of investment in an ageing infrastructure, both in financial terms and in people, increasing the risk that more bridges will fail?

This is a face-to-face event hosted by the ICE South West Truro City Club.


Richard Fish

Richard Fish

ICE South West

ICE Fellow & past chair of ICE South West

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Richard Fish

Richard Fish is an independent consultant specialising in bridge asset management. Most of his 40-year career has been in the design, construction and maintenance of bridges, initially with local authorities in the southwest of England but since 2009 running his own business. As well as working for various public and private sector clients in the UK, Richard has also worked on bridge projects in the USA, New Zealand, Turkey and Malaysia. For the last twelve years he has also been the Technical Secretary of the Bridge Owners Forum and in that role sits on the UK Bridges Board.

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Lidia Pearce